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Commercial kennel proponents in Mountain View County appeal permit denial

Denied Carstairs-area kennel proposal decision appeal will be heard Dec. 7

MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY - An appeal has been launched of a municipal planning commission denial of a development permit application for a commercial kennel with setback relaxation to exercise yards on a 15.78 acre parcel in the Jackson rural community outside Carstairs.

The property involved is located about one kilometre north of Twp. Rd. 303 east of Rge. Rd. 25 at NE 19-30-2-5. 

Kennel commercial is a discretionary use in the agricultural district.

The applicant had proposed a maximum of 59 dogs on site at any given time, with the 59 dog including adult dogs and puppies. The kennel facility is 3,800 square feet in size.

The commission denied the application on Oct. 15. 

In making its decision, the MPC cited four reasons: operation too large to meet with the welfare of animals involved – care of animal welfare; staffing may not be adequate given the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association recommendation of 10 minutes of interaction per day; concerned with the amount that the female could be bred per year that it may be too strenuous on the animals; unsatisfied with the fire evacuation plans.

The appeal before the subdivision and development appeal board has been scheduled for Dec. 7 in council chambers starting at 9 p.m.

Dan Singleton

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